Davis: 'I Was Surprised'

NC State signee Larry Davis talks with Pack Pride about Herb Sendek's decision to go to Arizona State.

Queens (NY) Christ The King star Larry Davis was watching the Final Four Saturday night when he first heard the news, Herb Sendek had accepted the head coaching position at Arizona State.

"I first heard the rumor on the TV," Davis said. "When I heard I was surprised, and last night coach Sendek called to talk to me and my family. He said it was something he had to do and for the best.

"I just wished him the best of luck and asked him if he knew who the new coach was going to be. He said he didn't know that yet. I'm just concerned about who the new coach is going to be at North Carolina State."

Davis remains in a state of shock, as he repeatedly stated he never expected this to happen.

"I'm going to take every day one at a time," he said. "I truthfully don't know what will happen."

Davis' father, Larry Davis Sr., also was shocked when he heard that Sendek was leaving NC State.

"It was a big shock to be honest with you," Mr. Davis said. "It was disappointing. We were really looking forward to being under Herb's care for the next four years. I guess he has to do what is best for him."

Mr. Davis expects his son to talk with the new North Carolina State head coach and evaluate his options after doing so.

"I think he's going to wait and see who North Carolina State brings in," Davis said. "If you're committing yourself to the school and the person recruiting you, when he leaves a lot of things run through your mind.

"With my 17-year old son in another state, wouldn't I want to know who is going to take care of him? So I think he's going to wait and talk with the new head coach, but we're going to evaluate our options as well."

Davis inked with NC State in November after seriously considering Villanova, Pittsburgh, St. John's, and Seton Hall among others.

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